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New In-Person Support Group for Hoarders in Spokane!
Monday, May 14, 2012, 9am – 11am (First session in this New group!)
Sheltering Tree Church,5025 N Market, Spokane, WA 99217
This workshop is a designed to be a Facilitated Self-Help group (FiSH) for people whom hoard/clutter. The group will meet for 15 sessions to discuss the text, “Buried in Treasures”
(Tolin, Frost, & Steketee, 2007), check in on individual progress, challenges, successes and goals.
We aren’t aware of any specialized resources in this area for animal hoarding right now, but below are good sources of information that may help lead you to find resources in your area:
- HARC, the Hoarding of Animals Research Consortium, a group of researchers who collaborated from 1997-2006 to define and better understand the problem of animal hoarding.
- The Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine-Crisis Intervention Information
Also: Fee-for-Service Consultations– Long distance telephone consultation services provided (or available) for out-of-state clients or organizations. References are available upon request. For further information and costs of service, contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or (617) 325-4828
- Infographic: The challenge of intervention
- Comprehensive List re: Animal Hoarding, Stepping out of Squalor Forums
- 3 Stages & types of animal hoarding, by Gary J. Patronek, VMD, PhD. (Infographic)
- In this podcast, Dr. Gary Patronek, clinical assistant professor at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, discusses animal hoarding.
- Descriptive model: Path to Animal Hoarding
- Animal Hoarding News & Information
- Animal Hoarding: A View from the Trenches
PsychologyToday.com, March 8, 2011-By Jessie Sholl-author of Dirty Secret: A Daughter Comes Clean About Her Mother’s Compulsive Hoarding
Assessment & Measurement Tools:
- The Institute for Chronic Disorganization Clutter-Hoarding Scale
Free assessment tool to help professional organizers and related professionals evaluate the health and safety aspect of clutter/hoarding situations. More info about the ICD Hoarding Scale: Level 1 / Level 2 / Level 3 / Levels 4 & 5. Another good overview for understanding of this scale, and a 9-page report outlining it as well.
- Saving Cognitions Inventory
Steketee, G., Frost, R.O., & Kyrios, M. (2003). Cognitive aspects of compulsive hoarding. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 27, 463-479.
- Saving Inventory-Revised (SIR)
Assesses the severity of the three core features of hoarding: excessive acquisition, difficulty discarding, and clutter. International OCD Foundation Hoarding Center.
- Structured Interview Hoarding Disorder (SIHD)
Alberto Pertusa, David Mataix-Cols, August 2010
- Hoarding Rating Scale (HRS)
The Hoarding Rating Scale is a 5-item semi-structured interview that can also be used as a questionnaire. The five questions include questions about clutter, difficulty discarding, excessive acquisition, distress caused by hoarding and impairment resulting from it. International OCD Foundation Hoarding Center.
- Clutter Image Rating (CIR) “To make sure we get an accurate sense of a clutter problem,we created a series of pictures of rooms in various stages of clutter…” These picturesare published in treatment manual (Compulsive Hoarding and Acquiring: Therapist Guide, Oxford University Press) and in self-help book (Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring,Saving, and Hoarding, Oxford University Press)
Authority in the U.S. for Information about Hoarding Disorder:
Cleaning Companies-Hoarded Environments:
- National/International listings at Hoarding CleanUp.com/Cory Chalmers
- Cleaning Companies who extend discounts to family members cleaning out for a hoarding loved one: (sorry, we aren’t aware of any at this time in this area)
- National/International listings: from the International OCD Foundation
- Professional Associations:
Anxiety Disorders Association of America, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
Henry S. Levine, MD
1326 East Laurel Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: (360) 671-0383
Lisa J. Shaw, PhD
55 1st Place NW
Issaquah, WA 98027
Phone: (425) 681-3760
Stacy Shaw Welch, PhD
Anxiety & Stress Reduction Center of Seattle
1218 3rd Avenue-Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98101
Travis L. Osborne, PhD.
Anxiety & Stress/Reduction Center of Seattle
Suite 500, 1218 3rd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
- National Center on Elder Abuse: State Directory of Helplines, Hotlines, and Elder Abuse Prevention Resources-State reporting numbers, government agencies, state laws, state-specific data and statistics, and other resources.
- The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA) was founded in 1987 as a professional association of attorneys who are dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to people as they age and people with special needs.
- National Association Senior Move Managers -Facilitates “the physical and emotional aspects of relocation for older adults, with a national referral network, for delivery of services with compassion and integrity.”
Fire Departments Specially Trained for Hoarded Structures/Related:
Clutter once again hampers firefighters’ efforts
By KATU.com Staff Published: Feb 21, 2012
Currently we don’t know of any specialized training in this area. Here’s what they are doing in Arizona though-hooray AZ!:
Hoarding Task Forces & Related Services:
- About Hoarding Task Forces, by Christiana Bratiotis, PhD, Boston University
- Hoarding Intervention Resource GuideOrange County California Task Force on Hoarding
- International Exchange on Hoarding (Task Force Lists)*
- International Hoarding Task Force List from the IOCD Foundation*
We aren’t aware of any Hoarding Task Forces in this area at this time, but please check the two sites* above who may have more current listings than we do at the present time.
- National Listings: Organizers specializing in chronic disorganization (ICD Certified)
- National Listings: National Association of Professional Organizers
- by Cristina Sorrentino Schmalisch, PhD, LICSW
Professional organizers can provide important help for clients who are getting mental health treatment for hoarding. Very few mental health providers make home visits and even those who do can usually only provide limited visits (for example, once per month). Working with a professional organizer can give clients critical hands-on help with their hoarded items. Ideally, the professional organizer would contact the therapist and work with them to help the client’s hoarding symptoms.
Some professional organizers have specialized training in working with hoarding or related problems, such as chronic disorganization (CD). This specialized Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) provides information about CD and trains professionals to work effectively with this problem. However, CD is not the same as hoarding because a person may be chronically disorganized without having hoarding (for example, because of current depression or attention deficit disorder). In contrast, most people who hoard do have CD. The ICD provides contact information for professional organizers with different levels of expertise in working with CD (www.challengingdisorganization.org). The National Association of Professional Organizers provides contact information for the broader group of professional organizers and also provides training opportunities.
- The Code of Ethics provides guidelines for professionals and also helps potential clients know what to expect of an ethical organizer
- The Useful Links section provides links to outside organizations that offer information and assistance to chronically disorganized people
- The ICD Clutter-Hoarding Scale is a free assessment tool to help professional organizers and related professionals evaluate the health and safety aspect of clutter/hoarding situations
- The FAQs section provides answers to questions the public might have about chronic disorganization and the ICD
- The ICD is involved in collaborative research projects relating to chronic disorganization. The Research Projects section describes that work.
- Additional reading from the ICD
•Want to break into the organizing business & help hoarding clients?
•The Board of Certification for Professional Organizers
(BCPO®) (certifying body whose charter is to increase the professionalism of the organizing industry)
Support Groups, In-person-Family Members of Hoarders:
- 10/12: This is a new COH group for the Seattle area. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
- Adult Children of Hoarders Spokane
When: 7 p.m., the second and fourth Tuesday of each month
Where: Sheltering Tree Church, 5025 N. Market St.
Related news article:
January 26, 2012 in Washington Voices
Spokane group helps hoarders and their children come clean
The Hoarding Project
Our monthly family member support group in TACOMA has changed days, times and locations!!
We will now be meeting on the 2nd WEDNESDAY of the month from 5:30 to 7:30pm at the Anna McCormick Community Rooms at the Anna Lemon Wheelock Library: 3722 North 26th Street, Tacoma, WA 98407
For more information, please contact Gretchen Glass: firstname.lastname@example.org
Support Groups, In-person-Hoarders:
- The Buried in Treasures Workshop is a facilitated self-help/support group for people whom hoard/clutter.
Next session begins on
MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012, 9am – 11am (First session in this exciting new group!)
Meetings held at Sheltering Tree Church
5025 N. Market, Spokane WA 99207
Manual for Facilitating a Support Group
from the IOCDF, if you’d like to start a group in your area!
Treatment Centers/Clinics for Hoarders:
We aren’t aware of any at this time in this area
- The Hoarding Project: “The mission of is to change our culture’s understanding about hoarding behavior through research-informed therapy, education, and professional collaboration.”
- Upcoming Research Study Research
Within the next few weeks, The Hoarding Project will begin recruiting people who hoard and family members of people who hoard to participate in a national internet survey which will investigate how family dynamics and unresolved trauma may influence hoarding behavior.
- NEW Professional Certification Program Education
Are you a professional who works with clients who hoard and their families and the work has become more than you bargained for? Have you been looking for more training opportunities to build your scope of practice and skills in this particular area?The Hoarding Project is working to develop a three-level professional certification program to serve this purpose! First Level I training will be held on Tuesday, March 20th in Tacoma, Washington. Click here for more information on registration
- For code compliance concerns within Seattle, call the city’s Department of Construction and Land Use Complaint Hot Line at 206-684-7899.
December 27, 2007
Detectives Go Beyond the Badge to Help BI Family Out of Squalor
May 21, 2007
The best help for hoarders is understanding
From the way back machine:
October 29, 2002
Task force tries to save those who save too much
Hoarding, a growing problem, is a nuisance to neighbors and can create dangers in the home
By HEATH FOSTER, SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTER
General hoarding related news articles in our archives/all areas, if you’d like to see how the reporting has changed (and readers comments) with all the recent awareness about Hoarding Disorder:
Various dates-selected articles
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